Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y: Yes, Young, Yertle the Turtle, Yard Sale, and Yellow Jasmine

#atozchallenge      Y: Yes   Let's cheer yes to acceptances. Let's play our Yes Greatest Hits Album. C'mon all you old rockers - Roundabout and I've Seen All Good People. Jon Andersen's voice could soar through an arena and Rick Wakeman could astound.  
Neil Young never does look happy. But that's fine because he's sending us messages and we need to listen to him. Ohio, Like a Hurricane, Heart of Gold. Whether he was with Crosby, Stills, and/or Nash or solo, Neil Young's voice was/is singular and poignant.

Youth is a perpetual intoxication, a fever of the brain - La Rochefoucauld

Yertle the Turtle - classic Dr.Seuss

Yard Sale - as applied to the world of skiiing, it's an oops. I heard the term at Jackson Hole Wyoming ( I was a tourist, not a skier), but was inspired to write a poem -
Teton Yard Sale
aerial tram glides
snowcaps beckon
moose tread below
eager laughter
majestic silence
eyes survey ski slopes
sharp narrow paths
pinball forested run
sit, stand, jostle
ski pants swoosh
nervous preparation
buckle clink, velcro scratch
frankenstein boot step
cable car lurches upwards
downhill gondola passes
next level flows
peer down, plot course
spot crevasse chute
a body hurtles
poles javelin
skis askew
black gloved tree branch
goggles glitter
enclosed above
we point
yard sale below

skier retrieves a purple scarf

Finally - Yellow Jasmine - so pretty, so deadly. Then again, don't chew on pretty flowers. I know I've learned that lesson this month. Oh, and Yellow Jackets - try to not aggravate them or you'll be stung.


  1. Love your Y words, quite a varid collection.


  2. Yertle the Turtle was a favorite read... I thought it was a fun story... now, I find there are hidden meanings in the story... Dr Seuss never ceases to amaze me. ;)

  3. I've never heard of Yertle the Turtle. Maybe he didn't make it over in the UK. And I didn't know that Jasmine was poisonous! Popped by from the A to Z.
    A to Z of Nostalgia

  4. Yours is the second blog that mentioned Yellow Jasmine. I am only familiar with the Jasmine in Green Tea! Just stopping by from the more day!